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The Resource Barn burning barn building : tales of a political life, from LBJ through George W. Bush and beyond, by Ben Barnes with Lisa Dickey

Barn burning barn building : tales of a political life, from LBJ through George W. Bush and beyond, by Ben Barnes with Lisa Dickey

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Barn burning barn building : tales of a political life, from LBJ through George W. Bush and beyond
Title
Barn burning barn building
Title remainder
tales of a political life, from LBJ through George W. Bush and beyond
Statement of responsibility
by Ben Barnes with Lisa Dickey
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How did the Democratic Party--party of JFK, LBJ, and civil rights--fall from glory? How did Texas become Bush territory? What do politicians on either side need to do today to get our country back on track? Ben Barnes has the answers. Barnes had a front-row seat through it all. He won a seat in the Texas Legislature in 1960, at the age of 22, and four years later became the youngest Speaker of the House since the Civil War. In 1968, he helped Congressman George H.W. Bush get his son into the National Guard. How did his party lose its place in Texas, and the nation? Here, Barnes takes readers inside the rise and fall of the party he loves. He uses lessons learned in the Texas trenches as a guiding light for a new generation of lawmakers and political hopefuls, and calls for a return to bipartisan consensus building.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 328.764/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F391.4.B37
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Barn burning barn building : tales of a political life, from LBJ through George W. Bush and beyond, by Ben Barnes with Lisa Dickey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-249) and index
Contents
Foreword / Robert Strauss -- Prologue -- From peanuts to electrolux -- Up with the Baptists, to bed with the drunks -- John Connally's four-percenters -- November 22, 1963, and everything after -- The Johnson-Connally wing and business -- Vietnm, civil rights, and the Texas Air National Guard -- Money, marbles, and chalk -- The National nervous breakdown -- 'Big word, you'd better carry me across' -- Strange bedfellows: Connally, Nixon, and George H. W. Bush -- Rumors in the air -- Nixon's dirty tricks in Texas -- A bitter legacy -- Where we go from here -- Epilogue
Control code
63705902
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781931721714
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042546
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Item laid in: TL from Roger Smith and Bernard Rapoport, December 2, 2006. With dust jacket.
Other control number
9781931721714
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Barn burning barn building : tales of a political life, from LBJ through George W. Bush and beyond, by Ben Barnes with Lisa Dickey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-249) and index
Contents
Foreword / Robert Strauss -- Prologue -- From peanuts to electrolux -- Up with the Baptists, to bed with the drunks -- John Connally's four-percenters -- November 22, 1963, and everything after -- The Johnson-Connally wing and business -- Vietnm, civil rights, and the Texas Air National Guard -- Money, marbles, and chalk -- The National nervous breakdown -- 'Big word, you'd better carry me across' -- Strange bedfellows: Connally, Nixon, and George H. W. Bush -- Rumors in the air -- Nixon's dirty tricks in Texas -- A bitter legacy -- Where we go from here -- Epilogue
Control code
63705902
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781931721714
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042546
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Item laid in: TL from Roger Smith and Bernard Rapoport, December 2, 2006. With dust jacket.
Other control number
9781931721714
Other physical details
ill.

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